The Portland Art Museum plans to charge $17 for visitors to see a single painting this fall: La Velata by Raphael, which will be on loan from the Palatine Gallery in Florence.
That’s not $17 admission to the Museum. That’s $17 in addition to whatever else you choose to see while you’re there. Children under 17 and all school tours will be free. The Museum will also provide a free evening.
Is $17 a fair price to see this single painting by Raphael?
(I’ll try to follow up this post with the pros and cons of such a move, so talk to me . . . )